Tag: Being Jewishly

Living Judaism with mind, body and all we have.

Slake The Bitterness

FOR MY NEXT TRICK, I will attempt to adapt 1st-century Judaism for 21st-century Americans. Yesterday, the 17th of Tammuz, marked the 1,941st anniversary of the breaching of Jerusalem’s walls by the Romans (and the 2,597th anniversary of the same action…

“Judaism As Art”

or, There and Back Again Without Leaving (BECAUSE OF WORDPRESS, I’M REPUBLISHING this 2002 piece — it works better as a “post” than as a “page” — and although my kippa-wearing has become a bit less pronounced of late it…

Torah Study: Judaeo Habilis

Neal& Ann’s Torah Study Saturday, May 21, 2011 10 am-noonish (RSVP) Torah Portion: Bechukotai (Deuteronomy 26:3-27:34[end]) Haftarah: Jeremiah 16:19-17:14 LET’S BE HONEST: THIS WEEK’S Torah portion is not a favorite of many, containing as it does a long string of…

Knubel Borscht: Adapting Memory

TUCKED INTO MY GREAT-GRANDFATHER’S BIBLE is a yellowed sheet of paper containing the flavor of living tradition. In short, it’s my mom’s recipe for knubel borscht (pronounced “k’nubble”): beef simmered in beet soup and garlic. That’s it: three ingredients, plus…